Back the opponent of the incumbent
Governor in 2014 Democratic Primary.
He wins. Now expect him
(and state taxpayers)
to bail you out of a 12.5 million+ 2017
City budget hole resulting from your
failed policies, priorities and excessive
Yes, NYS should make annual payments
in lieu of taxes for all land in the City of
Albany used by NYS.
It has been said that God helps those
who help themselves.
What can you do? Resign from office.
Or make drastic course corrections in
your behavior, policies, priorities and
1. Declare Albany is not a sanctuary city
and that you will cooperate with and
support existing federal immigration
2. Albany has a high poverty rate among
citizens. It is folly to welcome more
people to the city, and county, particularly
unskilled, non English speaking illegals
and "refugees" who do not share our
culture, love for America and political
They wind up on welfare and become
a burden to local property taxpayers
who have learned that the city schools
will need another half million dollar
budget increase, ( and how many million
more every year, thereafter?) to provide
a school and staff especially for catering
to the non English speakers.
Remember the January 10 2017 school
propositions that were approved \
by a vote of 2,000 (your supporters)
You told us that approval would not
result in any increase in property taxes.
3. Consolidate city schools with city
government. One property tax, not
two, to fund both. Assume responsibility
for the operation and performance of
city schools. Index the property tax
rate to the graduation rate. Return to
a K-8 neighborhood city school system.
4. Do not extend the recently enacted
city trash tax to single family homeowners.
5. Scrap the failed red light traffic camera
6. Eliminate all the money spent on
consultants for all sorts of policies
and plans, such a rezone Albany.
7. Inventory all the land in the city
occupied by not for profits. Consider
taxing those, whose activities, are
detrimental achieving City fiscal
These are just a few of the options to
restore fiscal solvency for the City of
Albany that should be explored in the
2017 elections for Mayor Common
Council President, Treasurer, Auditor
and the 15 Common Council Ward
Oh, remember this song as you
endeavor to restore the City of Albany
to fiscal solvency....